Living in Hampton Roads is always a tossup where the weather is concerned. This winter has been exceptionally cold and our heating and air conditioning units have been working overtime. With the arrival of spring you will be seeing warmer temperatures, which means that you will also be switching the thermostats from heat to cool. Here are a few things you should do to check if the air conditioning system in your Hampton home is ready before the heat of summer rolls in.
- Check your air filters: Your air filter should be changed every 1-3 months depending on whether you use standard fiberglass or pleated filters. A dirty air filter will cause a slow in airflow to your A/C equipment resulting in your unit freezing up in the summertime, which can damage your unit.
- Inspect your equipment: Living close to the coast can really have an effect on heating and air conditioning in Hampton and surrounding areas. The salt air can cause rust and deterioration of the outside condensing unit, so it is a good idea to take a look at your air handler, duct work and the condenser. Look for standing water in your drain pans, cracks or leaks in your duct work and any debris that might have fallen in or around your outside unit.
- Give you A/C a test run: Before the heat of summer sets in, it is a good idea to test out your air conditioning. Briefly turn on your unit and let it run – that way if there and any problems you will hopefully catch them before the cooling season is in full swing.
- Scheduling an HVAC annual inspection is always a good idea: Set up an appointment to have your Hampton HVAC company come do a preventative maintenance inspection of your equipment. They can do things like remove dust and debris from your drain lines, check coolant levels and make any needed repairs at that time.
If you are looking for a professional Hampton air conditioning service, repair, and installation company, consider contacting Maximum Air Heating and Cooling. Max Air is serving the residents of Hampton, Newport News, and other cities of the Northern peninsula of the Hampton Roads with quality air-cooling and heating services. Please contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment today.